Movies On My Mind

Buddy cop movies outdated in #MeToo era?

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw stays true to the alpha male narrative while Stuber tries to debunk macho stereotypes

Dwayne Johnson is Luke Hobbs of the United States Diplomatic Security Service, a federal agent who once hurled a torpedo with his bare hands.

Jason Statham is rogue British Special Forces mercenary Deckard Shaw. He torpedoed a plane full of assassins while babysitting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2019, with the headline 'Buddy cop movies outdated in #MeToo era?'. Print Edition | Subscribe